Throughout the year, Lan Su offers a series of events tied to larger multi-day and month events in addition to special programs geared for specific audiences and festivals. Unless otherwise noted, these events are free with membership or admission and do not require registration.
A traditional Chinese festival of spring honors family and loved ones that have passed.
This April, learn about the poetry in Lan Su Chinese Garden as well as the historical and aesthetic traditions of poetry in Suzhou-style Chinese gardens with workshops, tours, and multiple poetry series. According to Chinese tradition, a garden landscape without poetry is not complete. Luckily, Lan Su is graced with a wealth of poetic inscriptions! Classical Chinese gardens – including Lan Su – are filled with poetic inscriptions as text, calligraphic ensembles, engravings and plaques. Poetry is one of the five elements, along with rocks, architecture, water, and plants, necessary for a comprehensive Chinese garden. Learn about Lan Su’s poetic couplets and inscriptions all month long with workshops, tours and poetry series featuring local and regional poets.
Take part in this Qingming activity to honor family and loved ones who have passed away.
Create your own couplet inspired by the beauty of Lan Su!
Prolific poets share their work with garden visitors every Saturday in April.
Lan Su is filled with classical Chinese poetry. Take inspiration from your surroundings and create poem based on your experience in the garden in this series of workshops.
Create art in the garden during special hours just for Artist Members.
Admire Oregon Orchid Society’s display of orchids, Lan Su Yuan’s namesake flower.
Join presenters from the National University of Natural Medicine at Lan Su for a Chinese medicine lecture series in April.
Learn more about the interaction between mindfulness and nutrition during this informative talk titled, “20 Ways to Love your Liver.”
May is national Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Lan Su this May with exciting performances from local cultural organizations and dance troupes.
Performances will include groups representing the cultures of India, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Hawaii/Pacific Islands, Japan and more.
Learn more about holistic Chinese medicine and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, storytellers take us down memory lane by sharing their family stories and experiences.
Take a break for creativity and create a memento of your trip to Lan Su. Great for all ages!
Lan Su Chinese Garden as well as the Teahouse will close early today at 6 p.m. for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with cultural performances at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in May.
Enjoy a special Chinese opera performance by performers from the Shanghai Theatre Academy within the beauty of Lan Su Chinese Garden.
Join Melanie Ooi from Blue Lotus Henna as she gives us the insight history and cultural and customary uses of henna. After the talk, you are welcome to stay for a henna demo.
Enjoy a special performance by award-winning classical music trio, The Lee Trio.
Share Lan Su in full spring bloom with Mom, Grandma and the other important women in your life.